HRRMC physician named Best Doctor

July 6, 2012

Salida, Colorado - Robert Hunter, M.D., director of HRRMC's Orthopedic Center of Excellence and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center was named one of ColoradoBiz Magazine's "Best Doctors for Executives" in the July issue.

"Choosing the right doctor can be one of the most important life decisions," wrote ColoradoBiz Magazine. "For business executives, that choice-whether it's a primary-care physician or a specialist-takes on greater significance because of work demands."

The magazine excerpted its list of 121 doctors from The Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 database. An exhaustive peer-review survey by thousands of doctors determines the physicians included in the database. Doctors cannot buy listings. Only physicians who earn the consensus support of their peers are included.

The Best Doctors Database at connects patients around the world to expert medical care. Dr. Hunter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.

"We are very fortunate to have Dr. Hunter practicing here in Salida," said Ken Leisher, chief executive officer of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. "He could truly be in practice anywhere, but he has chosen to live and practice in our beautiful area. Dr. Hunter provides the highest quality of orthopedic care, right here in our valley."

Before joining HRRMC's medical staff in 2009, Dr. Hunter was director of sports medicine for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Prior to that, he spent 14 years with an orthopedic group in Aspen.

Dr. Hunter has published more than 40 articles in refereed journals on sports medicine topics. He also co-authored the medical textbook, "AANA Advanced Arthroscopy: The Knee."

To contact Dr. Hunter and HRRMC's Orthopedic Center of Excellence, call 530-2000.

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